MAFS’s Tracey Jewel details experience with ‘workplace sexual harassment’ and ‘domestic violence’

Tracey Jewel spoke candidly about her experience with ‘workplace sexual harassment’ and ‘domestic violence’ in a post on Instagram on Thursday.

The 39-year-old former Married At First Sight star shared her experiences in recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. 

‘I’ve experienced workplace sexual harassment at one of the most vulnerable times of a woman’s life: whilst pregnant,’ she began, adding the hashtag, ‘#metoo’.

Survivor: Tracey Jewel spoke candidly about her experience with ‘workplace sexual harassment’ and ‘domestic violence’ in a post on Instagram on Thursday

She confessed her life ‘hasn’t always been easy’ after making an attempt on her life back in 2018.

But Tracey said she ‘got the help I needed and moved forward to create a beautiful life for myself with my daughter, husband and baby boy’.

The reality TV alum is a mother to daughter Grace, 11, who she shares with her with ex-husband, Jacob Anthonisz.

It is not suggested that Anthonisz was ever violent toward Tracey. 

Speaking out: The 39-year-old former Married At First Sight star shared her experiences in recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Speaking out: The 39-year-old former Married At First Sight star shared her experiences in recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

She also shares a son, Frankie, eight months, with her husband of nine months, Nathan Constable.   

‘I’ve made mistakes along the way, but I try every day to do better and be the best version of myself I can be,’ she continued. 

While she didn’t name the workplace, Tracey said the last year had been ‘a very difficult time’ for her.   

'I've experienced workplace sexual harassment at one of the most vulnerable times of a woman's life: whilst pregnant,' she began, adding the hashtag, '#metoo'

‘I’ve experienced workplace sexual harassment at one of the most vulnerable times of a woman’s life: whilst pregnant,’ she began, adding the hashtag, ‘#metoo’

‘I was being sexually harassed, bullied and discriminated against while pregnant,’ she said.

She added that ‘what should have been a beautiful time in my life was overshadowed with shame, humiliation and anxiety’.

Tracey said she was inspired to ‘speak up’ by Australian sexual assault survivors Grace Tame and Brittany Higgins, deciding ‘enough is enough’.   

Moving on: Tracey said she 'got the help I needed and moved forward to create a beautiful life for myself with my daughter, husband and baby boy'. Pictured with son Frankie

Moving on: Tracey said she ‘got the help I needed and moved forward to create a beautiful life for myself with my daughter, husband and baby boy’. Pictured with son Frankie

‘My goal is to speak up in the hope that other women going through their own sexual traumas may do the same or even report their experiences,’ she wrote.

‘And by speaking up, it is also helping me heal.’

Tracey revealed that she has ‘also experienced domestic violence at the hands of an intimate partner’ in the past. 

Doing it tough: While she didn't name the workplace, Tracey said the last year had been 'a very difficult time' for her

Doing it tough: While she didn’t name the workplace, Tracey said the last year had been ‘a very difficult time’ for her

‘I’ve been down the road questioning and ruminating what have I done to deserve this? And to keep “attracting” this unacceptable behaviour by men?’ she continued. 

‘Especially now going through this workplace situation, have I learnt nothing the past decade?

‘It’s so easy for us to fall into this “what have I done and what’s wrong with me” trap. I saw a quote just last night that deeply resonated with me: “never be ashamed to speak out about how someone treated you, protect yourself, not them”. So that’s exactly my intention here.’

'My goal is to speak up in the hope that other women going through their own sexual traumas may do the same or even report their experiences,' she wrote

‘My goal is to speak up in the hope that other women going through their own sexual traumas may do the same or even report their experiences,’ she wrote

She said she is now ‘committed to doing what I can to support women who have experienced sexual violence’. 

‘Together we can bring about real, meaningful reform to the workplace culture inside every workplace to ensure the next generation of women can benefit from a safer and more equitable Australia,’ she concluded.

If you or someone you know is in need of support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or White Ribbon Australia on 1800 737 732.  

Helping hand: She said she is now 'committed to doing what I can to support women who have experienced sexual violence'

Helping hand: She said she is now ‘committed to doing what I can to support women who have experienced sexual violence’

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